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site is cagw.org. coming up next, our regular your money segment looks at taxes and the federal health-care law. jay hancock with kaiser health news is our guest. first, this news update. >> an update on the ship grounded near alaska. salvagers are checking the seaworthiness of shell oil drilling ship that has been refloated. once they are satisfied it is seaworthy, there will tow it 30 miles to shelter. bank of america has reached a settlement with fannie mae. this stems from residential mortgage loans sold by the bank in the countrywide unit to the agency, ahead of the nation 2008 i need crisis. the settlement includes almost $3.5 billion payment to be made. the bank also bogging back some of the loans sold to fannie mae. secretary of state hillary clinton returns to work today. she's been sidelined for four weeks since taking bill on her return from a trip to europe. the secretary schedule includes talks with the white house tomorrow with the defense secretary and national security adviser. later in the week she welcomes the afghan president for working dinner. the secretary also says sh
to see it and public services such as education and healthcare. >> how important is speed when it comes to improving our economy? >> it depends on a variety of uses. take the medicine for example. we are moving to a place and that is great. when it comes to other things we want to incorporate, we need much faster networks. the other day, bill clinton was saying, we cannot expect our businesses to compete internationally if they only have access to servers less the speed of korea. >> why? >> we all know what we are after. we just need to get there faster. it is cheap to buy the energy. and also the energy that you're buying is not polluting the atmosphere are driving up the temperatures or producing droughts or health-related effects from air pollution. we all know this -- we know what we are after. how will be get there? the way we describe it in the book is simple. can you have the federal government to buy the things that are and give them away? not practical and not going to happen. we do not have the ability to add to the deficit. you have to open the door to private investment to d
states can pursue if we are given the freedom and flexibility to do so. on the health-care fund, governors are also tackling one of the fastest growing drug problems of the century, and that is the abuse of prescription drugs. initiative, chaired by the governor of alabama seeks to develop and implement a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to reduce prescription drug abuse across seven participating states. the lessons learned from this initiative and its conclusion will be shared with each state, helping us to showcase effective policy to treat addiction, enforce the law, and better protect against prescription drug abuse from experts. i hope i have made it clear -- at it is. i hope i have made it clear that the states and the nga can be significant partner in health care and deficit reduction, but we are also partner in one of our greatest priorities to the national security. governors remained committed to the members of our armed services, especially the men and women of all or national guard, who play a critical role in responding to emergencies at home, and suddenly fight
-- requiring vaccinations. as a health-care worker, i used to work in hospitals. i will leave the hospital that it was required, because i have learned so much about what is in vaccinations and how little they protect people. i would hope c-span would have someone on like researchers who have done a lot of studies on vaccinations and their adverse effects and to provide an opposite view. host: margaret, that's why we are talking to all of you, because we are trying to get different viewpoints from people across the country. what is in these vaccinations? caller: i have some information here about what is in vaccines. for instance, the influenza virus vaccination, types a and b are produced using formaldehyde, paula sorbates 80, paula phosphates -- polysorbate 80, polyphosphates, and monkey parts and aborted fetus tissue. crossing monkey kidney cells or chicken cells, we are crossing species. host: where did you get this information? caller: this one came from the internet. there was a web site materodoc.com. also, a lot of information i got is from neilzmill z. miller, his book called "vac
their own health a lower-cost through a leading consumer driven health-care program. i think, like all virginians, maureen and i were shocked at the tragic news that came out of sandy hook elementary school a month ago. 26 people, including 20 precious, beautiful young children, were senselessly killed. while some evil acts can never fully be understood by us, we must be prepared to do everything we can to prevent them. i am proposing a targeted the mental help fund. i ask you to approve $5 million for specific adult and child crisis services and an additional $1 million for children's mental health services. i am opposing $750,000 of the budget to assist in discharging individuals from state hospitals who are ready for that transition home in a safe way. i am sure you'll agree that caring for our fellow virginians who have help predict mental-health issues is an expression of who we are as a people and as society. i have established a task force that i have appointed today to review all security policies in effect in our schools and colleges, and to make recommendations to me by janua
capital is limited. what is your single priority of the second term? what is the equivalent to healthcare? >> well, there are a couple of things that we need to get done. i've said that fixing our broken i will great system is a top priority -- our broken immigration system is a top priority. i will introduce legislation to get that done. we've talked about it long enough. we know how we can fix it. we can do it in a comprehensive way that the american people support. that's something we should get done. host: president obama on nbc december 30. how much of that, off and on -- fawn johnson, do you hear as a response to the election? guest: well, it's largely a response to the election, but keep in mind that the president made this particular priority before the election, which it's hard to say exactly what drove that. but one of the things that has been very clear throughout his first term is that the latinos who helped him get elected in 2008 were very upset that not very much happened over the course of obama's first term. he was very focused on healthcare. and i think the president gen
compensation whether it is through healthcare dollars or the conversation about maintenance and equipment. you never hear about our reliance on the contractors and how that has become commonplace in the new normal for the defense establishment. i would like your thoughts on that. >> i am ignorant of the relevant issues. i would like to see what studies there are that get an answer to how much of the trend to contracting out has saved money and how much it has not because it is a mix. the answer is important because the trend has gone far, probably too far. >> an anecdote in support of that -- a former colleague of mine who ended up in charge of the training command in afghanistan said contractors would not do what is not in the contract. there is no substitute for a volunteer soldier or marine who will do whatever the job takes. whatever danger or risk is involved. there is some routine civilian type functions that would be better performed by civilians and contractors. we are trying to get contractors in the compaq zone -- combat zone would suggest we have gone too far. >> while we typically
in general, but certainly policymakers. i am just a single-minded about comprehensive health-care reform. i know is not particularly popular in west virginia, but it's ok. because of my fingerprints are all over it, i know is good and i know it will benefit west virginia more than any other state. it is so incredibly complex, not just the 17% of gdp has people like to say, but it is so complex and involved and interests of people, nuances that we just had to do something about it. everybody talked about it, nobody had done anything about it. i worked with the pepper commission is for two years, we rode a perfect long-term care policy and acute care policy and it was dead on arrival. i worked hard for the clinton health care bill, and it did not make it. this one came along, and i was determined to help make it happen. for the simple reason that should be a right and not a privilege. the affordable health care act is the way the 32 million americans in more than 300,000 of west virginians will be able to afford health insurance, truth, honesty, and we did not have the money to do it all, by
priority of the second term? what is the equivalent to healthcare? >> well, there are a couple of things that we need to get done. i've said that fixing our broken i will great system is a top priority -- our broken immigration system is a top priority. i will introduce legislation to get that done. we've talked about it long enough. we know how we can fix it. we can do it in a comprehensive way that the american people support. that's something we should get done. host: president obama on nbc december 30. how much of that, off and on -- fawn johnson, do you hear as a response to the election? guest: well, it's largely a response to the election, but keep in mind that the president made this particular priority before the election, which it's hard to say exactly what drove that. but one of the things that has been very clear throughout his first term is that the latinos who helped him get elected in 2008 were very upset that not very much happened over the course of obama's first term. he was very focused on healthcare. and i think the president genuinely wants to deal with this issue. e
they did not have to do before. you have to choose your pension plan, your healthcare plan, paper or plastic. you have everything thrown in your lap, and maybe most important is the information you choose to consume. you are what you eat. if you eat nothing but chocolate pudding your entire life, then you can venture out there and vary your diet. it is all there. there are so many times when i have spoken in public forums and people will say, why are the media not covering x? how did you find out about that? it was on page 6, but they thought it should be on page one. the media you consume are not reflecting your priorities. they are run by people. if you go straight to google news, you can have an algorithm doing that search for you. i think you just have to swallow hard, do a lot, and realize this is all up to you now. i am not startling for the world that was at all. >> that task of leaving it up to you can be kind of frightening. >> you have to find people you can trust. when you watch cbs or it read the new york times, those were your aggregators. it is not about "here is wha
health-care system. the funds have been allocated already but not all of the funds have been are authorized by the agreement have been finished. the new york delegation also wrote to urge you and secretary sibelius to extend the waiver for three years. my concern is that be agreed to hear. it is a common-sense thing to do and if the office of management budget extends the waiver before it expires this year. >> i know it is under review. there are 2 wafers under review. i have been at for eight weeks. has not come to me for a decision yet and we will continue to work with the state as we review it. >> great. , i amesident's budget very concerned about the investment in research and development and basic research and a happy to notice the president's budget invests $148 billion in research and development and key basic research. contrasted with the republican spending plan that would slash research and development, the president's budget proposes robust investment in the national institute of health for doctors and scientists working to cure cancer. the gop spending plan on the
that health-care cost growth has slowed down. we have been there once before and it did not pan out. i am a believer that there are a number of forces that should make us more optimistic now than we were the last time this happened. >> other questions from the audience? it is on its way. hang on a second. >> i am mark gruenberg. the whole point of the fiscal cliff and trying to get the deficit down long-term -- you have not talked about the other obvious thing which is jobs. this is a tax panel but if you put people to work, they earn money, even at government jobs. if they earn money, they pay taxes, if they pay taxes, revenue goes up on the top -- and the deficit goes down. talk about jobs. >> talk about growing our way out of the deficit? >> everything you said is true. growth is beneficial but the net benefits are much lower than many people realize. the problem is that we have designed a system where we have, for example, indexed initial social security benefits to wages. that means that the faster the economy grows, the faster wages grow, the faster the cost of our promises of grow
now. jay hancock, thank you for joining us to talk about the taxes and fees as part of the new health-care law. appreciate your time. you are on twitter. that is all for "washington journal." >> stephanie has been active in democratic circles. she was the national director for howard dean's 24 -- 2004 election. she helped to unseat an 18 year republican incumbent. stephanie also managed the campaign of senator frank and i and minnesota. she defeated norm coleman, correct? she is a graduate of c-span.o [indiscernible] university in minnesota. she has a lot to say and then we will field questions from all of you. thank you, stephanie. >> thank you all so much for coming out. good morning. again, my name is stephanie schriock, president of emily's list. as mentioned, i grew up in butte, montana, where my heart and soul still reside. special thanks to the national press club for setting the solemn. it really is an honor for me to be here today. for those of you who do not know as much about emily's list, emily's list has been around for 27 years. we are solely committed to electing pro-choice
, pensions and health-care benefits. there is income inequality in america. c-span should do a whole series on income inequality. the cell is that you quoted for congress seems high for us. would you comment on the revolving door. there was a series for the defense department. host: that is the reason we are focusing on this subject. guest: you raise a couple of good questions. one has to do with lobby reform and the revolving door and income inequality. let's start with income inequality. members of congress turned 5 times more than their average staffer. the average ceo of a company earns 350 times the average employee salary. if you want to talk about income inequality, the place to start looking at that is the private sector. going to be revolving door. you raised an important point. we just saw senator demint leave to head the heritage foundation. he will earn $1 million per year. he will be more and some -- influential that he was as a member of congress. why are they doing this? they are earning $174,000 a year. compared to the alternative, they can earn more money elsewhere. there i
unhealthy and contributed to the obesity problem and higher health-care costs, was really more about health care and more about a health problem than a concerted and premeditated desire to influence people's behavior. the mayor is very devoted to and very committed to policies that improve the health outcomes for families and people and the city of new york. this was something he absolutely believed in and fought hard for. unfortunately, the president and secretary of agriculture said it was not something they wanted to test or experiment with. i do not know if that carries forward to many other places are ways. we definitely want to encourage work. -- or other ways. we definitely want to encourage work. we wanted to take a program -- the food stamp program is now called supplemental nutrition assistance program. the use of the food stamp benefit to purchase products that are clearly unhealthy seem to us like, why don't we try limiting that and sending a message to recipients that they should buy products that are more corporate for their health? i do not know that carries forward. -- good
not then -- for their healthcare, it had not an increased in more than a decade. we got congress to agree in increases in pharmacy co-pays and at causing people to make better use of mail order and generic. overall, we tried to slow the growth in dod health care. i mention some of the fee increases. we have also sought and achieved major changes in the way we pay healthcare providers. for example, using medicare rates to pay for outpatient care and the department of defense. we were not doing that a few years ago. some initiatives for making better use of defense resources have been oriented toward improving -- we are committed to achieving auditable financial statements. the first time, we have a realistic plan to accomplish what is a very major task. auditable statements will help us improve our business processes. they will help reassure the public that we are good stewards of their funds. more disciplined use of resources. we need to consolidate the structure, we are engaged in restructuring our civilian personnel to try to reduce their numbers. looking at a restructuring of the military help system. i recogn
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